A study by Lee Romanov, self important president of the Consumers Guide to Insurance, shows the spread between the lowest rate and highest rate for the exact same driver's profile has jumped by 250% from $1,300 in 1995 to $3,300 in 2005.
"That means the insurance companies are targeting who they want to insure, and if you don't meet their profile, you can pay hundreds or thousands more," said Romanov.
Insurance Bureau of Canada
This is the trade association for the Insurance Industry in Canada. Nevertheless, it has a great deal of useful information on your insurance needs. Just remember the source when you are evaluating their information.
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